NOW OPEN! THE LOST PETITION RETURNS : HER PLACE WOMEN'S MUSEUM - NOV 4 - DEC 4, 2022
The Lost Petition is a powerful and profoundly moving multi-media exhibition, focused on the vital need to end violence against women and children.
Created by artist and activist Dans Bain, in collaboration with award winning researcher and journalist Sherele Moody of the The RED HEART Campaign, at the centre of this arresting exhibition is The Lost Petition Artwork – a
30-metre list of names lost to gendered violence since 2008, written on bedsheets.
The exhibition also features a peaceful reflective installation called The Living Room; photos and stories of women and children lost to violence and the voices of their families; a special red heart tribute to the 75 lives lost this
year; and interactive elements for visitors to engage with.
Unmasked: celebrating Nursing and Midwifery, Victoria and beyond
Unmasked pays tribute to the nurses and midwives of Australia with a particular focus on Victoria, acknowledging the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in 2020. Drawing on 230 years of history, and set against a backdrop of social and political change, the exhibition highlights the multiple and diverse roles of nurses and midwives: in civilian and military life, in peacekeeping spheres, practice, politics, business, activism and advocacy.
Twelve practitioners feature as past and present exemplars of their profession. Through these individuals’ demonstration of tenacity and ingenuity, Unmasked celebrates the immeasurable and collective contribution of nurses and midwives to Australian health care.
Unmasked is presented by Her Place Women’s Museum Australia in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services and Safer Care Victoria and supported by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.
This exhibition is made possible with funding from the Victorian Government.
Sister Sarah Waters 1915, during a meningitis epidemic, Alfred Hospital Nurses League collection, reproduced with permission